Vaccination in North Carolina

After Operation Warp Speed, the delivery of COVID-19 vaccine has happened much more slowly than originally hoped, and there has been no federal effort to standardize distribution amongst the states.

PrEP in Community Pharmacies: An Opportunity

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention is gaining traction as an important tool in the fight against HIV. While PrEP uptake rates vary widely across regions, HIV incidents have been declining in cities with high PrEP uptake, such as San Francisco, while increasing in areas where PrEP use is low, such as rural areas in…

The Matter of Black Lives

I would like to discuss two specific medical issues that have an especially detrimental effect on Black people in this country. Those being hypertension and diabetes.


With so much focus on COVID-19, health care professionals and at-risk community members are wondering if campaigns like “Getting to Zero” and “Ending the Epidemic of HIV” will lose traction in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Transgender Assistant Secretary for Health Appointed

On March 26, Dr. Rachel Levine was appointed the Assistant Secretary for Health in the United States’ Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to this position, Dr. Levine held the title of Secretary within the Pennsylvania Department of Health. This national station means that Dr. Levine is the first openly transgender person to become…

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